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Title: Morphodynamics of Fluid-Fluid Displacement in Three-Dimensional Deformable Granular Media

Abstract

We study experimentally the displacement of one fluid by another in a granular pack to uncover relationships between fluid invasion and medium deformation. We develop an experimental setup that allows us to reconstruct the coupled invasion-deformation dynamics in 3D. We simultaneously characterize the fluid invasion pattern and document a transition from fluid-fluid displacement in pores to the formation of conduits by grain motion. We rationalize the findings in terms of a simple poromechanics model that indeed captures this transition as a result of the balance between viscous and frictional forces. Furthermore these results contribute to elucidating the role of three dimensionality in the timing, mode, and morphology of fluid-fluid displacement and injection-induced deformation in porous media.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Aix-Marseille Univ., Marseille (France)
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1505625
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1422671
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0018357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Applied
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2331-7019
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Dalbe, Marie -Julie, and Juanes, Ruben. Morphodynamics of Fluid-Fluid Displacement in Three-Dimensional Deformable Granular Media. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevapplied.9.024028.
Dalbe, Marie -Julie, & Juanes, Ruben. Morphodynamics of Fluid-Fluid Displacement in Three-Dimensional Deformable Granular Media. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevapplied.9.024028.
Dalbe, Marie -Julie, and Juanes, Ruben. Mon . "Morphodynamics of Fluid-Fluid Displacement in Three-Dimensional Deformable Granular Media". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevapplied.9.024028. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1505625.
@article{osti_1505625,
title = {Morphodynamics of Fluid-Fluid Displacement in Three-Dimensional Deformable Granular Media},
author = {Dalbe, Marie -Julie and Juanes, Ruben},
abstractNote = {We study experimentally the displacement of one fluid by another in a granular pack to uncover relationships between fluid invasion and medium deformation. We develop an experimental setup that allows us to reconstruct the coupled invasion-deformation dynamics in 3D. We simultaneously characterize the fluid invasion pattern and document a transition from fluid-fluid displacement in pores to the formation of conduits by grain motion. We rationalize the findings in terms of a simple poromechanics model that indeed captures this transition as a result of the balance between viscous and frictional forces. Furthermore these results contribute to elucidating the role of three dimensionality in the timing, mode, and morphology of fluid-fluid displacement and injection-induced deformation in porous media.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevapplied.9.024028},
journal = {Physical Review Applied},
issn = {2331-7019},
number = 2,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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